Learning Change – Congregational Transformation Fueled by Personal Renewal By: Jim Herrington & Trisha Taylor – A Book Review

Learning Change – Congregational Transformation Fueled by Personal Renewal

By: Jim Herrington & Trisha Taylor

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Moving from a Program Driven Institution to a Learning Community“Learning Change – Congregational Transformation Fueled by Personal Renewal” is made up of stories of church leaders who were able to transform their congregations by first making changes in their own lives. Jim Herrington and Trisha Taylor cofounders of “Faithwalking” worked in a collaborative effort to develop a process focused on personal and congregational transformation.

The book is divided into four parts: Part one establishes the keys to real change, defines the key concepts to change and introduces the changes necessary for personal transformation.  Parts two and three emphasize four essential core values to reconnecting to our intended design and the mental models necessary for shifting the way we think. Part four provides for equipping ourselves for more effective leadership.

I found the features with suggestions for interactive engagement for a better understanding and further assessment of the material to be an invaluable asset for determining implementation, taking action and being authenticate for setting personal goals in creating inner change.

Readers will get the most benefit from the book by setting aside an extended time regularly to follow the suggestions for reflections and going deeper, as you move forward in your personal renewal and actualizing authentic congregational transformation.

“Learning Change – Congregational Transformation Fueled by Personal Renewal” is timely, relevant, and important; a must read for pastors, church staff, and lay leaders.

A complimentary review copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.

Kregel Publications, 2450 Oak Industrial Drive N E, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, 978-08525444555, $ 18.99, 2017, 264 pages

 

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